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The Future of Humanity
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny BeyondEarth | Michio Kaku
The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.
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TheEllieMo
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marleed A creative mess vs idle tidiness! 5d
TheEllieMo @marleed I‘m defining the former!! 5d
marleed Absolutely- no other option! 5d
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‘The Child Finder‘ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Lust & Wonder‘ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘The Way He Lived‘ ⭐️⭐️
‘The Future of Humanity‘ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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anokokona
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I enjoyed reading this book. Kaku talks about not only the scientific/physics part of our future-escaping-from-earth-possibilities but also how humans would need to entertain ourselves on the way to another planet for example, which, I think, makes his approach more « global » and « realistic » in a way. This is irrelevant to his field but I‘d love to know how he thinks about saving the planet with our technologies instead of escaping from it.

SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊🎉 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 4mo
rachelk I could be wrong but it seems like he thinks that ultimately we won‘t be able to save our planet, that it‘s just a matter of time before there‘s a cataclysmic event. :( 2mo
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LeesburgPatriot110
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Very good, interesting read about many different topics related to our future, how to get to Mars and colonize Mars, transhumanism, etc.

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Floresj
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Great audiobook that gives an overview of science-past and present so we can hypothesize about the future. I liked the use of current sci-fi movies and books to give us an entry into the future of space travel and the universe. Not too technical (with the exception of string theory) and enjoyable to listen to!

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I love Michio Kaku‘s books. I have listened to this twice and read parts of it on the Kindle! Fascinating survey of humanity as a future spacefaring species, from Elon Musk, Travel to Mars through exoplanets to immortality and the end of the universe. Aliens, androids, nanobots, asteroid mining, warp drives - all based on solid science yet written for the layperson, peppered with science fiction references. Great casual science. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Currently listening to.

I gotta say that listening to all the ways humanity might not survive is quite comforting these days.

#thefutureofhumanity #space #michiokaku

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Geeklet
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Pop science books are totally my thing and I tend to really like all of them. I‘ve read a lot of ideas in this book in other places but that‘s okay. I thought the parts about spaceships were awesome. My only complaint is that the third part of the book was so jammed with information that it can be overwhelming. It‘s hard to describe string theory within just part of a book. Otherwise, cool read.

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DrexEdit Nature has a twisted sense of humor. 😂😂😂 1y
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Geeklet
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A dinosaur on a space shuttle is the best mental image I‘ve had all day.

Chrys I am imagining a T-Rex trying to reach the controls 😆 🦖 1y
Geeklet @Chrys And an astronaut‘s helmet! It‘s too great! 1y
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Geeklet
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I‘ve been looking forward to this one for awhile. I need to be packing my bookshelves soon so I‘m going to try to knock this one out before it‘s time to pack the books!

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Happy Friday Littens!

1. Grey?
2. Legion and Into the Badlands.
3. I think that's the most recent one.
4. At a restaurant: cheese, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, and some sort of thing like ketchup, aioli, etc
5. Hopefully seeing Oceans 8 and reading a bunch! Oh, and my monthly #ReadHarder meetup. 😁

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks
#happyfriday

TheKidUpstairs I'm so pumped for Oceans 8!! 2y
Bklover Oceans 8 sounds like fun, doesn‘t it!? 2y
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SarahSaysRead
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The comfort people get from religion, I get from reading about science and space. Michio Kaku is one of my auto-buy authors. This one repeats some things from his previous books, but I love the focus on the most likely paths humanity will take / are already taking to get to other planets. Mars, here we come! 🌌☄🚀

#nonfiction #space #stardust #marsbitches

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SarahSaysRead
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Got up to 59 degrees outside today! I took a nice hour walk while listening to Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan, and then read this book on our steps for 2+ hours. Nothing like reading outside about the work to make interplanetary exploration possible to celebrate Earth Day! 🌍🚀🌌☀️💕

#outsidereading #springtime #science #space #flipflopweather

SilversReviews AGREED....FINALLY the sun is here with a decent temperature to go with it. 2y
Trashcanman It's 85 Los Angeles and it sucks 2y
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Kristy_K
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This is utterly fascinating and written in a way that was easy to understand. Kaku mixes science with fiction (pulled from pop culture, books, etc) in order to explain what could or couldn‘t happen in the future.

I was surprised how easy it was to grasp the ideas and loved the examples he gives. His love of science is evident in his writing and very contagious.

Highly highly recommend!

#netgalley #science #physics

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Jennb31
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I thought this was an interesting read. It definitely got in depth in science by the end, much of which was over my head... still cultivated a number of thoughts about our future as a collective world culture/ human race.

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Lissa00
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This book is so FASCINATING! I learned a lot about space travel and the universe. For the most part it is written in an understandable way, although, the physics heavy information towards the end was a bit more difficult. I highly recommend this if you have any interest in space exploration. Pub: 2/20 #netgalley

ablachly Space! Adding. 2y
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Damn you Barnes and Noble emails!!!! I had to preorder it......and it‘s signed!!! Ahhhhhhh, I can not wait 😁😁😁
#b&n #MichioKaku #preorder #newbook

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Lissa00
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“Millions of species have appeared before us; they had their day in the sun, and then they withered and died. That is the story of life.” #netgalley

Now, do I know how to spend a Saturday night or what? 😂😂

JoScho Do you love your kindle oasis? I have a Voyage but of course have been tempted by the oasis. 2y
Lissa00 I definitely love the bigger screen and the page turn buttons. There is a medal edge around the front that is sometimes uncomfortable but that is my only complaint. @JoScho (edited) 2y
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